The Illinois State Media Relations department has started a series of articles previewing the 2008 season. The first installment focuses on the Starting Pitching which is led by Senior Eric Theisen. He went 3-9 with a 4.54 ERA in 2007 coming back from a severe arm injury in 2006. In 2005, He was perfect as he picked up six wins without recording a loss and an ERA of 3.00. The full preview of the Redbirds pitching staff is available here.